José Noriega worked as special assistant for migrant labor for the State of New York Department of Labor (1977-1983) and was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Hispanic Affairs (1984-1994). Noriega formed a production company, Noriega Productions. As part of a documentary project, he researched and interviewed influential Puerto Rican figures. The collection consists of documents such as biographical information clippings, correspondence, bulletins and reports, and photographs of political officials. Noriega also donated the Oscar García Rivera Papers, which he acquired as part of his documentary project.